Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fired Up - A Review

Dare Riker moved to the small Texas town to help friend Luke Stone reclaim his family's ranch. Dare insists that he's not a doctor, but he's the closest thing to a doctor that is around. When he first met Glynna Greer, he'd been called out to the ranch where he discovered that her now late husband had beat her. Glynna wants a new life for herself and her two children. She'd come to Texas hoping to start over as a mail-order bride. She didn't expect that the man she'd married, Flint Greer, to be abusive or to be a scoundrel in general. When she becomes a widow again, Dare and his friends pack her and the children up and move them to town. Glynna insists that she's able to stand on her own two feet and opens a cafe. Sure business may be booming because every man in town wants to catch a glimpse of her beautiful face. But her lack of cooking skills also helps grow Dare's medical practice. As Dare tries to protect her from the person intent on harming him and anyone who is close to him, he finds himself falling for the beautiful widow. Will she feel the same?

I enjoyed this book much more than the first book, Swept Away. I liked Dare when I met him in the first book and seeing him in this one, I couldn't help but laugh. His insistence that he's not a doctor was hilarious. He's determined to be a rancher not a doctor, yet he is constantly being drawn to the hurt and the suffering.

For some reason, and I'm not sure why exactly, I enjoyed this book way more than the first. If I could change the star rating for the first book, I would. But I won't do that to the author.

Anyway, the characters in this book are much more lively and entertaining than in the first one. They're more developed and even though the reader only sees glimpses of Luke & Ruthy, they also have more depth to them. I'm hoping that the next book picks up with either Jonas or Vince.

I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of Mary Connealy, romantic comedy, Karen Witemeyer, Jody Hedlund

Rating - 4 stars - yes this is a solid 4 star book.


  1. Dawn, I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. Thanks for the great review.

  2. I just received this book Saturday for my birthday so can hardly wait to finish my current book so I can start reading Fired Up! I always enjoy Mary's books. The blend of humor, romance, action, and faith sure works for me.


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